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    http://trailnet.org/bike-swap-2014

    I'm looking forward to going to this. Depending on the weather I may ride or take metrolink to get there. I believe there is a Metro Shuttle. I'm willing to...
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    From Road Bike to Mountain Bike

    I generally ride my road bike everywhere I go.

    After putting about 25 miles on my bike in the rain the next day after riding about 20 miles the front of my bike started making a noise I was not...
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    When it comes to cancer know one really knows...

    When it comes to cancer know one really knows where it comes from and it can be any where.

    Something like this does concern me.
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    Bike Part Risk of Cancer????

    I bought a Clarks Cantilever Brake block for my bike and on the back of it it says:

    WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or...
  5. This forum is so busy I would be surprised if...

    This forum is so busy I would be surprised if there was an actual state without a rider on here.
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    My commute to racquetball practice is 22 miles...

    My commute to racquetball practice is 22 miles one way. At the beginning it took a toll in stamina and the next day I would be pretty tired but over time I got use to it. I do this 2 times a week...
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    Thank you for clearing that up for me!!! I've...

    Thank you for clearing that up for me!!!

    I've been wanting to get a new road bike and also a cyclocross since I want to use it year round even in snow and rain.

    I've also been considering...
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    Bianchi Axis - Road Bike or CycloCross

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    I wonder if anyone can help me.

    I have a Bianchi Axis Road bike (at least that is what I believe).

    In doing my research all I come across is Cyclo Cross frames that look exactly like...
  9. Thread: Trek Hate?

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    This is the only thing that makes sense in this...

    This is the only thing that makes sense in this thread.

    I use to work in a bike shop for a couple of years and they sold Trek bikes.

    I don't see why anyone would have anything against Trek...
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    Good post! I am following your blog now. You...

    Good post! I am following your blog now.

    You make some good points about adding things and adding weight.

    I personally think if someone is ONLY going to commute spending over $400 is extreme...
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    I live in North St. Louis MO County and ride...

    I live in North St. Louis MO County and ride quite a bit to South County and man it's amazing (IMO) the number hills I get faced with. Though over time I have gotten stronger there are times...
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    Welcome Jarred! Good luck on your new journey....

    Welcome Jarred!

    Good luck on your new journey.

    I love riding and put in about 80-100 miles a week on average for the most part but when it comes to racing I feel like that requires a lot of...
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    I've road on interstate a few times. There is...

    I've road on interstate a few times. There is plenty of room to ride but the hiccup in my opinion is the cars that honk at me. IMO as long as they stay on their side of the white line there...
  14. Any of these two options would be great. I would...

    Any of these two options would be great. I would lean more towards better components but I don't think you can go wrong either way.

    If it's only for commuting maybe you would be more comfortable...
  15. The good part about a bike is that it's easier on...

    The good part about a bike is that it's easier on joints than most exercises and won't be putting much weight at all on your hips since you sit mostly.

    I can't give you a time frame but I would...
  16. I would think a raincoat with rain pants would...

    I would think a raincoat with rain pants would keep you dry and take a bag to put it in when you get to your meeting. Take plastic shopping bags to put over your shoes and i would think you would be...
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    That is great to hear Justin! Great job in...

    That is great to hear Justin! Great job in teaching fun and fitness.

    A lot of it is fear and overcoming it. Congratulations to your young one for conquering that.

    Great job,

    Manny
  18. born and raised in NYC let me tell you those cab...

    born and raised in NYC let me tell you those cab drivers are CRAZY!

    If you notice also many cars have a corner generally messed up due to an accident.

    No doubt this could have been avoided.
    ...
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    Poll: that is what I was basing it off of as well. I...

    that is what I was basing it off of as well.

    I work from home but I ride twice a week 44 miles round trip to racquetball practice. Though it's not my j.o.b I did put it as my "commute".

    Manny
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    This is impressive IMO. 17mph with that much...

    This is impressive IMO. 17mph with that much hills is great!

    Good job!

    Add clothes and keep going. You can get pretty warm on a bike with the right clothes.

    Manny
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    I feel more recreational with regular athletic...

    I feel more recreational with regular athletic gear instead of bike gear. I'm wanting to get bike gear but not quite in my budget yet.

    You raise a good point when referring to snobby.

    I wonder...
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    I just replaced my BB because it was making a...

    I just replaced my BB because it was making a bunch of noise especially when going uphill.

    Manny
  23. If it doesn't hurt your budget I would easily go...

    If it doesn't hurt your budget I would easily go with the Ultegra!

    Since you posted advantages with no dis-advantages I would say jump on Ultegra.

    Manny
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    Good tip! This is the way I would go. Manny

    Good tip!

    This is the way I would go.

    Manny
  25. I rode a lot last winter but not the full...

    I rode a lot last winter but not the full commute. This season I'm wanting to commit to my long commute. Not sure how cold before I just say I'm riding the bus that day.

    One thing I'm not looking...
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